How do you make dried tangerine peel (chén pí 陈皮)? Or maybe the question is, why would you want to? Here’s why: dried tangerine peel is one of the key aromatic ingredients in many Chinese dishes, like one of our favorites––Tangerine Beef. (I’ve compiled a more comprehensive list of recipes using dried tangerine peel at […]
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I don’t know when it was exactly that my days of drinking a glass of milk with every meal ended, but I think it was around the same time that one of our family friends turned vegan and started solemnly telling us about how the body doesn’t actually need dairy (or any other animal products, […]
Rice. The ultimate side dish. A versatile accompaniment to everything from stir-fries to stews. One of the most important staple foods in China and the world over, and the one (very large) barrier to me going on a low carb diet. I’ve known how to make rice since I was in the second grade. I […]
If you hang around our blog, it doesn’t take long to realize that we are kind of obsessed with all things chili oil and hot sauce. Spicy sauces and oils show up in our fried rice and noodle recipes so often that my dad had to point out, “hey, you know there are people out […]
Hi everyone, Some of our followers have requested we expand information on exactly how to cook our recipes and we thought it would be good to start with some basic techniques and add more to the collection as we think of them r if ya’ll request them. Generally, we include step-by-step instructions and pictures in […]
It’s a cold night in the middle of winter, and we just don’t feel like washing, chopping and dropping things into the wok. Instead, we inspect the fridge and freezer. The question, “Should we have Chinese hot pot tonight!?” is always accompanied with a wide grin because this meal is not only fun but also […]